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Immigrants & Muslims Are Trump's Jews

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:26 pm | Harvey Wasserman

Make no mistake: Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions’ assault on immigrant families and their “tactic” of separating parents from their children are right out of the Nazi playbook. More >>

End the Wars to Halt the Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:22 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Europe is facing the most significant refugee crisis since World War II. All attempts at resolving the issue have failed, mostly because they have ignored the root causes of the problem. More >>

Gordon Campbell on tomorrow’s EU trade talks with NZ

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:29 am | Gordon Campbell

O ne of the world’s most influential bureaucrats – the European Union’s Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom - will be in New Zealand tomorrow to launch the formal process of negotiating a bilateral trade pact between the EU and New Zealand. Malmstrom ... More >>

'The Resettlement Portraits' Through a Different Lens

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 9:16 am | Aine Kelly-Costello

Around the walls of a carpeted room on the second floor of Auckland City Library hang the 27 photographs comprising the Resettlement Portraits exhibition, which Nando has photographed and curated, taken with this specific aim in mind. More >>

NZF set to investigate Football Ferns' complaints

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:37 pm | RNZ

An independent investigation into Football Ferns coach Andreas Heraf is imminent after formal complaints from several players. More >>

Inquiry into spying claims extended to all govt agencies

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:25 pm | RNZ

All government agencies will come under scrutiny as part of an inquiry into the use of the controversial security firm, Thompson and Clark. More >>

Breaking confession seal may not help prevent abuse: bishops

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:10 pm | RNZ

New Zealand Catholic Bishops say there is no evidence that breaking the seal of confession would keep children safer. More >>

One-stop pay system for NZ public transport on track

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:07 pm | RNZ

Commuters may soon be able to get around with just a mobile phone and app. More >>

Cap gains would cut house prices, increase ownership - study

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:02 pm | RNZ

House prices would fall, rents would rise but home ownership would improve if a capital gains or some other type of property tax was brought in according to a new study. More >>

Gordon Campbell on a new obstacle to the 'Hit & Run' inquiry

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:52 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the latest High Court obstacle to the Hit & Run inquiry First published on Werewolf More >>

Pros and cons of issuing central bank digital currency

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:38 am | Reserve Bank

The pros and cons of a public digital currency issued by a central bank are evaluated in an article published today in the Reserve Bank Bulletin. More >>

No more cash to sweeten nurses' deal, govt says

Monday, 18 June 2018, 8:27 pm | BusinessDesk

June 18 (BusinessDesk) - The government is open to a different structure to the proposed wage settlement for public sector nurses but there is no more money to throw at the problem, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Health Minister David Clark said ... More >>

Post-Cab Press Conference 18/6/18: Peters In, Nurses Out

Monday, 18 June 2018, 5:33 pm | The Scoop Team

Monday's post-cabinet press conference was held by Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, who was joined by Health Minister David Clark, to answer questions which focused on DHB nurse pay negotiations and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. More >>

Murder Incorporated

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:18 pm | David Swanson

Murder Incorporated is a three-book series by Mumia Abu Jamal and Stephen Vittoria, which I can highly recommend based on the first book. The other two are not out yet. More >>

Medical students training for end-of-life-care 'woeful'

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:11 pm | RNZ

The palliative care sector is warning a crisis for New Zealand's ageing population is imminent as not enough people are being trained in end-of-life care. More >>

Otago water rights: 'It's time for this to be sorted out'

Monday, 18 June 2018, 12:59 pm | RNZ

Water is the new gold in Otago and there is a mountain of work to bring water allocation in the area in line with the rest of the country before time runs out. More >>

NZ teen in Australian detention centre for two months

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:37 am | RNZ

A New Zealand teenager has been locked up in a Melbourne immigration detention centre - 12 to 13 hours drive from where his family live. More >>

Ko third in Michigan

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:33 am | RNZ

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has finished outright third at the latest LPGA tour event in Michigan with a superb five under par final round that had her in contention for the title. More >>

More refugees leave Nauru for US

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:31 am | RNZ

Twenty one more refugees have left Nauru for the United States. More >>

Dark Precedents: Matteo Salvini, the MV Tampa and Refugees

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:20 pm | Binoy Kampmark

In August 2001, Australia’s dour Prime Minister John Howard demonstrated to the world what his country’s elite soldiers could do. Desperate, close to starvation and having been rescued at sea from the Palapa I in the Indian Ocean, refugees and ... More >>

Why The News Crisis Gives Us Hope

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:09 pm | Joseph Cederwall

“No one experiment is going to replace what we are now losing with the demise of news on paper...But over time, the collection of new experiments that do work might give us the journalism we need.” More >>

Hundreds of jobs on the line at Spark

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:30 pm | RNZ

Hundreds of jobs are likely to go as telecommunications company Spark reorganises its back office to save costs. More >>

No Adams for Tall Blacks

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:18 pm | RNZ

New Zealand basketball fans will have to wait to see NBA star Steven Adams play for the Tall Blacks, if he ever does, after he made himself unavailable for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. More >>

Defence spends $360m on ageing aircraft fleet

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:12 pm | RNZ

The Defence Force has spent around $360 million on maintenance and repairs over the past 10 years, twice as much as in the previous decade, official figures show. More >>

Sweden’s Military Madness

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:02 pm | David Swanson

The government of Sweden has reinstated the military draft and sent a war propaganda brochure to all Swedes promoting fear, Russophobia, and warlike thinking. More >>

Pushing Huawei Out

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:24 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Be wary of the Chinese technological behemoth, goes the current cry from many circles in Australia’s parliament. Cybersecurity issues are at stake, and the eyes of Beijing are getting beadier by the day. More >>

Mercury raises earnings outlook again

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:18 pm | BusinessDesk

June 14 (BusinessDesk) - Mercury NZ has raised its earnings guidance for a fourth time as more rain around Taupo keeps the power company's North Island generation pumping out more electricity. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Waikeria Prison decision

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:39 am | Gordon Campbell

S o much for the easy part on prison policy. Yesterday, the coalition government announced its decision to build a smaller 500 bed high security prison at Waikeria, with a 100-bed mental health unit attached – rather than the huge 2,000-3,000 bed ... More >>

Shane Jones lambasts Fonterra at Fieldays

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:30 am | RNZ

Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has taken a swing at the dairy giant Fonterra, saying the cooperative has become disconnected from the farming community. More >>

Green Party labelled 'sellout' over water decision

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:26 am | RNZ

The Green Party is facing blowback from supporters who say it has sold out after one of its ministers allowed a Chinese water bottling giant to expand. More >>

Antarctica ice melt speeding up

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:21 am | RNZ

Antarctica has lost about three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992 and scientists say the window of opportunity to prevent major meltdown of the icesheets is narrowing. More >>

Peters deploys favourite political weapons

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:26 pm | RNZ

Analysis - In just one day the number two in the government has deployed three of the weapons that have sustained him in politics over four decades. More >>

Councillors condemn Phil Goff in letter

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:17 pm | RNZ

Nine councillors have signed a letter to the Auckland mayor, Phil Goff, saying he's shutting them out and creating a distrustful working environment. More >>

NZ Super Fund undecided on Bloom Energy stake after IPO docs

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:09 pm | BusinessDesk

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund hasn't decided on what to do with its stake in US fuel cell maker Bloom Energy, which yesterday signalled plans to go public. More >>

Text of Auckland Councillors' Open Letter to Phil Goff

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:00 pm | The Scoop Team

Nine Auckland councillors have sent an open letter to mayor Phil Goff on his handling of a report on a stadium proposal and his leadership style. More >>

Is public service working for MPs or the public?

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:44 pm | RNZ

Opinion - Public service failures in the recent news have raised serious questions of competence and oversight. More >>

Plastics going straight to landfill as China waste ban bites

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:36 pm | RNZ

Plastics that were once able to be recycled are now heading straight to New Zealand landfills as China's waste import ban starts to bite. More >>

Demonstrators call for action on Kermadec sanctuary

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:33 pm | RNZ

A demonstration was held on the lawns of Parliament today, to gather support from MPs on the creation of a 6000 square kilometre sanctuary. More >>

Public sector reshuffle: No interviews, appointments men

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 3:49 pm | RNZ

It's disappointing five public service chief executive jobs announced yesterday were all men, moving between agencies without the jobs even being advertised, Equal Opportunities Commissioner Jacqui Blue says. More >>

Meeting on the Island of Death From Behind

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:28 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Everything about this summit is in the showy warm-up run. “I am on my way to Singapore,” tweets US President Donald J. Trump, “where we have a chance to achieve a truly wonderful result for North Korea and the World.” Such descriptions from America’s ... More >>

Jim Crow Supremes Enshrine Voter Lynch Law

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:57 pm | Harvey Wasserman

The US Supreme Court (by the usual 5-4) has certified Ohio’s Jim Crow stripping of more than a million mostly black and Hispanic citizens from the 2018 voter registration rolls. Unless the Democrats effectively respond, a GOP victory in the 2018 mid-term ... More >>

Palestinians Need Urgent Protection from Israel

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:53 pm | Ramzy Baroud

What is taking place in Palestine is not a 'conflict'. We readily utilize the term but, in fact, the word 'conflict' is misleading. It equates between oppressed Palestinians and Israel, a military power that stands in violation of numerous United Nations ... More >>

Wet weather closes North Island roads

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 11:29 am | RNZ

The weather system that brought flooding to the East Coast now is tracking across the lower North Island, causing rising river levels and closing roads. More >>

Give Agriculture a Fair Go

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 9:26 am | Primary Land Users Group

Currently there many groups out there, large and small, that seem to believe that farming is the root of all evil in relation to the environment. They make statements about intensive agriculture and pastoral farming being emitters of methane, farming ... More >>

The News Crisis & Scoop - Once More Unto The Breach

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:00 am | Alastair Thompson

Today as our 19th year of publishing begins, the simple truth is that the global News Media is fighting at present for its survival with only bows and arrows, against an enemy armed with cannons. More >>

Auckland buildings with Grenfell Tower-type cladding named

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:16 pm | RNZ

Twenty-five buildings in Auckland, including more than half a dozen apartment blocks, have cladding of the type that burned on the Grenfell Tower in London. More >>

Evidence used for meth evictions and costs questioned

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:30 pm | RNZ

A state house tenant was evicted from her home and stung for $20,000 over a now-discredited meth test and because she had a relative who "may" have been involved with drugs. More >>

Council weighs subsidy to save Kāpiti-Auckland service

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:24 pm | RNZ

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is considering subsidising an airline wanting to provide flights to Auckland. More >>

Woman has benefit wrongly suspended for second time

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:21 pm | RNZ

An Auckland mum who was told by Work and Income that her benefit had been cut because she'd been on two Tinder dates has had her payments wrongly suspended for a second time. More >>

Girl with disability misses school after ministry delay

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:15 pm | RNZ

A 12-year-old girl with disabilities had her transport to school cut off for weeks due to delays from the Ministry of Education. More >>

Skyscraper steel from China still under review - council

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:09 pm | RNZ

Documents claiming the steel for the Seascape skyscraper in Auckland meets New Zealand standards are being assessed by the council. More >>

Tackling youth crime: Intervening earlier is better

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:06 pm | RNZ

Justice sector science advisor Dr Ian Lambie's just released report recommends the adoption of what's called "development crime prevention" to reduce rates of youth crime by focusing on children from an early age and previous generations. More >>

PM on three strikes law: 'It's simply democracy'

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:58 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said New Zealand First putting the brakes on the plan to repeal the three strikes law is "simply democracy and MMP". More >>

Gordon Campbell on Sir Peter Gluckman and his prisons report

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:06 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Sir Peter Gluckman and his report on prison reform First published on Werewolf More >>

The MONK’estra - Transcending time, space and silence

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 11:11 am | Joseph Cederwall

The performance by John Beasley’s Monk’estra, playing the music of Thelonious Monk, at the Wellington Jazz Fest was a truly remarkable and transcendent experience and the highlight of the festival for me. More >>

Let's treasure our tamariki and kaiako in early education

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 8:52 am | Lynley Tulloch

I believe in education. I’ve made it my lifetime passion – particularly early childhood education (ECE). So it troubles me that problems in New Zealand’s ECE sector have been the focus of a lot of media interest and public dialogue recently. ... More >>

Big Fat Lies and the New Zealand Dairy Industry

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 8:50 am | Lynley Tulloch

On 8 June 2018 I attended the all-day Animal Advocacy Hui at Manurewa Marae organised by Associate Minister of Agriculture, Meka Whaitiri. The stated purpose of the Hui was to give the animal advocate sector an opportunity to be heard by Government. More >>

PM's Presser 11/6/18: A Little Correction

Monday, 11 June 2018, 5:04 pm | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today said her coalition parties were in 'universal agreement' the current justice system was not working and 'US style' mass incarceration was not the answer. This came after Justice Minister Andrew Little announced he would ... More >>

Australian University Funding and Western Civilisation

Monday, 11 June 2018, 3:13 pm | Binoy Kampmark

There is a lot of tattle going on about why the Australian National University rebuffed, after a series of talks, the offer for the establishment of a specific bachelors degree that would feature Western Civilisation as its content. It would have been ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the media vs Trump's untruth-in-packaging

Monday, 11 June 2018, 12:16 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the media’s untruth-in-packaging problem with the Trump circus First published on Werewolf More >>